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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

High level of meeting target indicators recorded within the framework of the “Densaulyk” State Program

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Based on the results of monitoring the implementation of the “Densaulyk” Healthcare Development State Program a high level of meeting target indicators was recorded for 2016. This was reported by the Minister of National Economy T. Suleimenov during the Government meeting.

T. Suleimenov noted that in total, the Program provides for 3 target indicators, based on the results for 2016 all intermediate values were achieved. Out of 36 indicators, 3 indicators were not met: maternal mortality, 5-year survival of patients with malignant neoplasms, and the number of unattached population.

In general, the preliminary monitoring showed the effectiveness of the Program, which is evidenced by the improvement of main medical-demographic indicators in the country, such as life expectancy, health index of the population, and the level of people’s satisfaction with the quality of medical care.

There are issues that require additional attention. For example, the potential of the health sector as a service sector has not been fully realized.

The country has a number of large medical centers equipped with modern medical equipment. Highly specialized medical assistance is actively developing; unique operations are being carried out, which the citizens of Kazakhstan used to have abroad.

Also, according to preliminary data for 2016, a positive indicator is that there is an increase in private investment into the health sector. Healthcare as a part of GDP also showed a positive trend, now this figure amounts to 1.9%. However, in such countries as Israel and Korea, these figures are more than 7%.

Thus, the domestic health sector has potential to become a sector that can increase the GDP index. Therefore, it is advisable to provide additional measures within the Program for its further development, including measures to attract leading foreign clinics, especially from countries popular among medical tourists for joint management of Kazakhstani clinics, or even consider transferring them to trust management, and also to create favorable conditions for attracting highly qualified doctors to work in Kazakhstani clinics, – T. Suleimenov noted.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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